Focus on Technology http://wvxu.org en Custom designed knee replacements gaining traction http://wvxu.org/post/custom-designed-knee-replacements-gaining-traction <p>Increasingly people are losing interest in the "one size fits all" approach for medical care. Sixty-eight year old Gary Marcum knew he didn't want it when he faced his second knee replacement. The first one was&nbsp; a partial, but the recovery lasted months and he was in a lot of pain.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 29458 at http://wvxu.org Custom designed knee replacements gaining traction Google takes a closer look http://wvxu.org/post/google-takes-closer-look <p>Peering down to earth from one satellite now and eventually 24, Google is expanding its view, and some say its influence in the universe.</p><p>In June Google bought Skybox Satellite for $500 million. Images from the high resolution satellite are updated daily and users with special software can zoom in on things like crops and construction or see how full oil containers are at a Saudi oil field.</p><p>Take a look at one such example where the Burj Khalifa skyscraper casts a shadow over Dubai.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW1-ZWencvA</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 29258 at http://wvxu.org Google takes a closer look Maple Knoll tests UC smart house for seniors http://wvxu.org/post/maple-knoll-tests-uc-smart-house-seniors <p>Except for a small sign the&nbsp; "Innovation Collaboratory House" looks like any other villa at Maple Knoll Village. But walk inside and it's anything but.</p><p><strong>Telehealth robots</strong> are in the sitting room and a Microsoft X-Box "Kinect" demonstration is in the bedroom. "<a href="http://wvxu.org/post/uc-robot-brings-telemedicine-closer-view" target="_blank">Flo-bot"</a> can manage congestive heart failure and do stroke intervention. "Little-bot" can ask you questions.</p><p>Other innovations:</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 28385 at http://wvxu.org Maple Knoll tests UC smart house for seniors New UD lab proves this is not your grandfather's radar http://wvxu.org/post/new-ud-lab-proves-not-your-grandfathers-radar <p>The University of Dayton's new <a href="http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/radarlab/index.php#1" target="_blank">Mumma Radar Laboratory</a> opened, not with bangs, but with lots of blips.</p><p>The state-of-the-art facility, in Kettering Laboratories, contains perhaps the most precise radars in the world, accurate to 1/10th of a micron or within a fraction of a human hair. They also don't take a lot of power. Lab Director Dr. Michael Wicks says they only need the power equivalent to 1/100th of a Christmas tree bulb.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 28075 at http://wvxu.org New UD lab proves this is not your grandfather's radar Smart people come together to slow down puberty http://wvxu.org/post/smart-people-come-together-slow-down-puberty <p>Why are girls hitting puberty earlier.<a href="http://wvxu.org/post/obesity-main-contributor-early-onset-puberty" target="_blank"> Last fall Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers blamed obesity.</a> Are there other causes? At the time, Children's lead investigator <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/b/frank-biro/" target="_blank">Dr. Frank Biro</a> said environmental and physiological factors also play a role.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:45:42 +0000 Ann Thompson 27843 at http://wvxu.org Smart people come together to slow down puberty